Has Facebook Changed the Way You Communicate?

This week, social media giant, Facebook, turned 10 years old. What intiailly started as a website for college students to connect with one another, has turned into a platform that 757 million people use on a daily basis. Has Facebook changed the way that you interact with friends, family or even brands? Share your stories about life before Facebook and how it has changed the way that you communicate over the past 10 years.

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Thomas Schmidt February 11, 2014 at 3:26 pm

FB like everything has its good and bad aspcts.
Good: Ease of instant contact with a large group of friends or like minded folks.
Ability to mobilize support for someone in need locally.
Post event of personal, local or national importance...
I use it for postings for my Americana Progressive Bluegrass Roots band : Sidewalk Mule.
Psst..check us out and give us a like! (shameless self promotion)

The not so good: Bombardment of games, inane updates, although quotes and vids can be fun.

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Dee February 6, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Don't have a Facebook account and I don't need one.

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Jennifer C. February 6, 2014 at 12:12 pm

I love Facebook for day-to-day visiting with my tribe of friends and family, for sharing pictures and jokes, and discussions of current events. But I still sometimes write notes, on good paper, in cursive. My family letters are treasures: A letter is something physical to hold on to, that's yours and only yours, in the handwriting of a singular loved person.

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Maria February 6, 2014 at 10:31 am

FB is good and it's bad. If it helps to keep in touch with some family members and friends fine, but being on the computer all day at work it does not inspire me to get on the computer at home. I like my personal contact with with family and friends and other cultural activities, etc, then being connected to FB.

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Joy Mays February 6, 2014 at 10:00 am

FB is terrific....how did we survie without it. Our Center is now in the process of developing a FB page.

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SONYA February 6, 2014 at 9:21 am

No, Facebook has not changed the way that I communicate. As a matter of fact, I hate how society communicates. The reason being is that no one likes to meet in person or talk on the phone as much because society is under the assumption that everyone has a social media account and is logged on to the system everyday. Because this is where people post their invites to personal events, there is not need to mail out personal invitations. I also consider this as the place to go when people want to dump their personal issues which is not the place. If a person disagrees with something or someone, go directly to that individual do not place it on cyberspace for the entire world to view.

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Danita February 6, 2014 at 9:11 am

Prior to FB I barely kept in contact with extended family and friends outside my close circle. FB has opened up a wonderful opportunity for me to maintain, even develop in some cases, close relationships with my extended family. I've even reconnected with my hgih school friends! Furthermore, it has been a great tool for ministry and business ventures outside of my daily career routine. I love FB!

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Ruth Mitchell February 6, 2014 at 8:25 am

FB is a wonderful tool to communicate. It has helped me to reconnect to long lost friends from elementary and high school. It allows me to keep in touch with my great nieces and nephews who live out of town.

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David February 6, 2014 at 8:07 am

Communicate w/ my in-laws more than I did before using Facebook. Found stuff we have in common that might not have come up at family reunions.

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Linda February 5, 2014 at 9:43 am

Love FB! It's a wonderful way of locating family and friends; advertising your business, ministry and community involvement. Also staying current with popular news and events around the globe! When properly used its a great tool.

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